Classification

Classification

To ensure competition is fair and equal, all Paralympic sports have a system in place which ensures that winning is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus, the same factors that account for success in sport for able bodied athletes.

BISFed Classification Documents

BISFed 2017 Classification Rules

Certificate of Diagnosis

Consent Form

BISFed Classification Master List – 25/08/2016

For competition purposes, athletes are classified according to their disability into one of four classifications:

BC1

Players in this class throw the ball with the hand or foot. They may compete with an assistant who stays outside of the competitor’s playing box, to stabilize or adjust their playing chair and give the ball to the player when requested.

BC2

Players in this class throw the ball with the hand. They are not eligible for assistance.

BC3

Players in this class have very severe locomotor dysfunction in all four extremities. Players in this class have no sustained grasp or release action and although they may have arm movement, they have insufficient range of movement to propel a Boccia ball onto the court. They may use an assistive device such as a ramp to deliver the ball. They may compete with an assistant; assistants must keep their back to the court and their eyes averted from play.

BC4

Players in this class have severe locomotor dysfunction of all four extremities as well as poor trunk control. They can demonstrate sufficient dexterity to throw the ball onto the court. Players are not eligible for assistance.

BISFed Classification Contact Information

If you have any questions contact Elsa Matthee:

Email: elsam@netactive.co.za

Tel: +27 82 7813709

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